Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Viscount's Proposal

GIVEAWAY
DICKERSON, MELANIE
A VISCOUNT'S PROPOSAL

In Regency England appearances can be deceiving

Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency's society's shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She's determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents - or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in an overturned carriage -- alone and after dark -- the ensuing gossip may force them together.

Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress's husband, and Edward must avoid scandal if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall's coach accident was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.

Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leora and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving their reputation, his political career -- and his life.

My Review:

Euphoric Regency Alert!!!!!! A Viscount's Proposal is a dreamy example of this classic genre. I was squirming with delight all the way through. The dialogue is exquisite!!! Opinionated, forthright Leorah is more than an equal match for her austere Viscount. Only she doesn't consider him 'hers'. Doesn't think he's much good for anything but the occasional verbal sparring match. Honestly I swooned over the banter. The way they managed to deliver a pointed 'blow' while talking oh-so-politely during social conversations. I'm having delicious heart palpitations just thinking about it. :-)

Edward (I know, how commonly low of me to refer to him by his first name when we haven't been properly introduced...oh, scratch that, I think we'd have to be engaged before I could call him Edward...married for twenty years before I could get away with calling him Teddy!) But that's what he reminds me of -- a disgruntled teddy bear. That's not apparent at first -- he's all rigid rules and regulation and judgementally Mr. Darcyish. But Leorah makes an impact for good on this straight-laced aristocrat and eventually we get to see the soft stuffing encased in all that steel. Definitely teddy bear fodder. :-)

As you can tell from this review, I've completely lost my mind over this delightful Regency romance. Everyone must read it just so we can revive the art of polite conversation! But you must definitely read it if you are a fan of this genre and enjoy a hint of suspense on the side. Unforgettably good.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Viscount's Proposal, leave a comment below ore email me at kavouvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email in your comment, make sure to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 30 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. Have you read "A Spy's Devotion", first in the Regency Spies of London? I haven't, but I have a copy on my Kindle. I agree, we simply must revive polite conversation. We've become much too lax in our speech :-) Thanks for the chance on this one, I definitely want to add it!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes -- I loved A Spy's Devotion as well. Leorah is Nicholas's (hero) sisters and there's lots of Julia and Nicholas in this one. Though it reads perfectly fine as a standalone. This one isn't as spyish as the first one. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I haven't read a lot of Regency genre books before but would love to dive in and get immersed in one. I know I will fall in love with the genre. Thank you for the review and the chance to win a copy.

    Blessings
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. A good Regency will curl your toes and sweep you off your feet so best to have a fainting couch ready! :-) Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. I've not yet had the pleasure of reading Melanie's books. KAV, thank you for the great review and the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, wow! This would be a great place to start. And this series is so different from her YA fairytale retellings. Good luck, Caryl.

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  4. I love Regency reads; sounds great and thanks you for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Lisa. Good luck.

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  5. Melanie Dickerson's books are so wonderful! I've been wanting to read this one for some time now. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Isn't she an awesome author??? Good luck, Mindy.

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  6. Yes, I'd love to read this one, have read a few of her books and I'm sure this one will be just as good. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. It's deeeeelightful! I'm still giddy. Good luck, Becky.

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  7. oh wow. I love this era. and how fun this must have been watching two people who are strong in different ways come to polite and "ok" blows verbally. ohh sounds delicious.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. It truly is! Such fun!!!! I don't know what it is about this era but it tickles me every time -- especially when the author handles it as brilliantly as this one. Good luck, Lori.

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  8. This is definitely my genre! As usual, you give us something to yearn for ! I'm anxious to read this! Count me in yet again! Thanks. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Counted, Paula -- if this is your genre, you'll be over the moon with A Viscount's Proposal! Good luck!

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  9. Now you can have your own acronym - ERA (Euphoric Reader Alert!) :-) Melanie Dickerson is a favorite because I love YA and retellings. I'm sure I'll enjoy this spy regency series just as much. I actually own the first book, but have yet to read it. Sometimes, when I own my own copy of a book, they are the last to be read. I have to get through all my loaned books first! Another reader dilemma. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I hear ya! Especially when you have a new release library book that has a bunch of holds on it. I always feel like I should read it as fast as possible and pass it on.

      When you get around to it, I'm sure you'll enjoy Melanie Dickerson's Regencies. Like you, I adore the combination of YA and retellings so I've loved all her fairy tale books, but I got a real kick out of this Regency too. Good luck, Terrill.

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  10. I've read every one of Melanie Dickerson's books. These regency novels are every bit as enjoyable as her fairy tale retellings. I had to laugh at your review when you wrote about Edward. You make review reading fun. No need to enter me in the drawing. I always buy Melanie's books for my daughter, then she lets me read them.

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    1. Glad I could make you laugh! You're a good Momma, Pam, to encourage the love of reading in your daughter. And you raised her right 'cause she's a sharing girl. Hope you both enjoy A Viscount's Proposal.

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  11. Melanie's books are so good. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yes they are! Good luck, Lucy.

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  12. EEEEEK!!!!!! FINALLY a Melanie Dickerson giveaway! Aaah! I've been DYING to read A Viscount's Proposal! I actually have checked out from the library at this very moment! But (of course) I have to OWN all of Melanie Dickerson's books (I mean, she's one of my favorite authors, after all), so enter me pleeeeease!!! Thanks! So excited!
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. Yes -- you must have all of your favourite authors books on your shelf! Good luck, Elly.

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  13. Oooo Regency! My favorite historical time frame. I am eager to meet these characters after this rave review of them. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You'll love this one then, Loraine. Good luck.

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  14. Regency is my favorite time period to read! I love that cover. Hadn't heard of this book by Melanie Dickerson but I really like her novels.
    Dianna (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. It's different from her fairy tale retellings but is still awesomely awesomesauce! Good luck, Dianna.

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  15. I love Regency so this is a must read for me. Sad to say, I've never read Melanie Dickerson's books, but this sounds like a good place to start. Thanks so much for the great review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I tried not to gasp out loud! This is definitely a great place to dabble your toes in a Dickerson novel. Good luck, Pam.

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  16. I don't read a lot at Regency romances, but you make this sound like a very fun and charming read.

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Charming is the perfect word for this book! Good luck, Patty.

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  17. Regency England is always fun to read.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- I love visiting it in stories but if I was stuck with all those rules and regulations in real life...well, heads would roll. :-) Good luck, rubynreba.

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  18. I love your review! I can hardly wait to read about "Teddy". It sounds like their banter was a lot of fun to read. I have heard a lot of good things about Melanie's books. Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Thanks, Donna. You'll love the banter and will enjoy swooning over our reserved Viscount. Good luck!

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  19. The cover is beautiful and the story sounds great. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance. 😊
    GobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. Doesn't the cover beg to be opened? Good luck, VanG.

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  20. Love her YA books. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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    1. And this series is so different -- but just as good. Good luck, Kim.

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  21. Another genre I enjoy and Melanie writes such great books! I can't wait to see who sabotaged the coach and how they end up falling in love (because we know they will)! :)

    LLwaltz [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Yes -- the falling in love part is guaranteed but it's how they get there that is so much fun to read. Good luck, Laura.

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  22. I've heard of her books. They sound good.
    iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. She's an awesome author. Good luck, Linda.

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  23. Love this review Kav. I haven't read this one yet but I have read most of Melanie Dickerson's books and they are amazing. Love her stories!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Blessings. Joy
    ibjoy1953 at. Yahoo dot com

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